The aftermath of Mexico City’s Line 12 crash on May 3. Photo: Google

By KELIN DILLON

Mexico’s in-power National Regeneration Movement (Morena) has so far ignored the 20 proposed requests to investigate current and former officials tied to the construction and maintenance of Mexico City’s Line 12 metro, which saw a tragic and deadly crash on May 3, killing 26 people.

The requests, filed by opposition parties, have been stalled by the Morena majority in congress, largely due to several of the party’s officials, including current Secretary of Foreign Affairs Marcelo Ebrard and Morena President Mario Delgado, having been deeply involved in the creation of metro Line 12.

Among the proposals were initiatives for have the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) help investigate the issue and for the Mexico City Human Rights Commission to rule on the matter, as well as make sure the 26 unnecessary deaths do not go unpunished.

With Mexico’s midterm elections approaching on June 6, the Morena congress has seemingly chosen to focus on its campaigns for office, rather than address Mexico City’s recent and horrific tragedy, leaving all steps forward frozen on the congressional floor. 

 

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